How the xBT Temperature Sensing Chip works


#1

About the xBT Temperature Sensing Chip chip:

Is an FDX-B animal reader sufficient?
Because I did not find any for human …
If not, which model do you recommend?

Do you also have a recommended model of bio-compatible reader?

Can the Dangerous KBR1 RFID Reader read this chip?


#2

We suggest getting the Halo reader.


#3

#4

Is the Halo Scanner the only option for reading temp. from the xBT chip? Would an Arduino sensor potentially work?


#5

The Halo scanner is recommended because the xBT operates at 134kHz. Most Arduino development boards are tuned for 125kHz. I wasn’t able to find a premade Dev board set up for 134kHz. Most people either cannibalize a reader (like the Halo) and hook it up to their Arduino, or tune an existing 125kHz board for the 134kHz frequency by changing out some SMT caps/resistors/Inductors. If the 134kHz tags use a different communication protocol, you’d have to write code to interpret that as well.


#6

My previous post wasn’t entirely accurate. I found this thread:


#7

Actually, funny enough, 125khz and 134khz are close enough that there is not really typically a distinct difference with regard to reader tuning. The Halo reads the xBT and xEM both.


#8

By the way, the image of the player does not appear when I click on the Amazon link.
I’m looking for readers of this name, but I only fall on animal drives as shown above